b. 1986, HK.


Writer/Editor/Audio Producer

Telling true stories about science, history, and the environment


find my work in :

The New Yorker
New York Times
The Atlantic
Village Voice
Pacific Standard
Modern Farmer
Mother Jones
+ more


Hello! I am a writer, editor, and audio producer curious about how people study, decode, and relate to the world. 

I'm currently a staff writer at Atlas Obscura, where I mostly report on science, from garbage to space, archaeology, taxonomy and more. I like to wrangle esoteric stories through vivid, narrative scenes and accessible language. Most recently, I was an editor at The Atlantic's CityLab, where I launched and managed the environment channel. 

I grew up in metro Detroit and rural Ontario, earned a BA at the University of Chicago, then moved to Brooklyn. I recently wrapped an MFA in creative writing at Hunter College, and studied radio storytelling at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine.

For literary projects, I'm represented by Monika Woods at Curtis Brown.

I'd love to hear from you. Please use the form below to say hello or commission me for freelance work.